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Process Automation
Reynolds
Packaging Automation
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On the Edge
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Going Beyond MES/MOM to Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing combines agility and responsiveness, the digital factory and knowledge workers to optimize processes.
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Multifilm’s large, high-volume flexographic and extruding machines produce piece-wraps and high-barrier laminates for the snack,
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Maintenance Software Enhances Predictive Routines

A computerized maintenance management system is helping a packaging film supplier meet stringent food and beverage industry reporting requirements and further its continuous improvement.
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability

Control and asset management systems are appreciated for their ability to ease configuration, management and diagnostics of intelligent devices in the field, but the Field Device Tool (FDT) is the uns
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Dawn of the Digital Natives

Tricks and tools from automation suppliers help manufacturers train the young, digitally savvy, next-generation workforce.
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Manufacturers Leverage Best Practices from Better Plants Initiative

The Better Buildings program and its partners have saved 320 trillion BTUs and the equivalent of $1.7 billion over four years.
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Building automation advancements have provided facility managers greater visibility of actionable energy data.
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How Building Energy Management Can Help Your Factory

Building automation advancements have provided facility managers greater visibility of actionable energy data.
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Vespa Relies on Robotics
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Vespa Relies on Robotics

The manufacturer of what is probably the world’s most famous scooter explains its use of robotics to ensure the reliability of its manufacturing processes.
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Integrated Business Reporting: A Boon for Manufacturing Information?

A shift in business reporting could mean improved manufacturing information systems and integrated thinking across organizations.
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Robots Start Getting Personal

Collaborative robots gain interest as developers work to foster close interaction between man and machine.
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Acquisition Helps ABB's Push Into Collaborative Robots

At Hannover Messe this week, ABB followed its introduction of a collaborative robot with an announcement about acquiring Germany’s Gomtec, whose technology will strengthen capabilities in the field fu
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Manufacturers Moving To the Cloud
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Manufacturers Moving To the Cloud

A new IDC study finds that investments in cloud services for enterprise IT are on the rise spurred by cost benefits and scalability that will help companies manage the Internet of Things.
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Can Germany Provide Lessons for Bolstering U.S. Manufacturing?
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Can Germany Provide Lessons for Bolstering U.S. Manufacturing?

Some thoughts on how the industrial, economic and educational practices surrounding German manufacturing might be of benefit to the U.S.
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David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Reading Area Community College

Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania has been selected to receive the 2015 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship.
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